Players have really burnt their hand playing the Battlefield 4, launched in the last few months of 2013. The game was ‘bugged’ for quite a while but there seems to be hope in the near future. It seems that the developers are preparing an update for the game to rectify these glitches.
EA, the force behind the game, has now a troubled track record which seems to be dented by the game’s performance. Thus, they have contemplated delaying the game’s next version, Battlefield Hardline for times to come. They seem focused on developing an Update for the existing game which could take care of the several bugs and errors within its programming.
Some of the improvements in the update would include changes in the core gameplay. It would rattle the whole structuring of the existing game starting from foundations to the aesthetics of the game. It will also be prepped to deal with the other in-game issues that have surfaced over the last few months. Soldier movements would be similar to the ones in Battlefield 3 and care would be taken to remove various bugs including the ‘Death Shield’ bug which turned the corpses into grenade reflectors. Hopefully, EA would be able to settle its lawsuits in time and bring in a better version of this game. One is also hoping that EA would not create a new set of ‘bugs’ to replace the previous set.
Battlefield 4 enthusiasts who are Premium members already stand the chance to access latest content for Naval Strike DLC. However, there has been a dip in mood for players on the PC and XBox 1. This delay has been caused by DICE, who want to be absolutely sure about the quality of the latest content.
The official line is that the Battlefield update for computers and XBox 1 could be in the two next month.
From the developer’s end, this delay has come because of reasons allied to PC-linked updates planned. The delay of arrival on Xbox One, that was announced after the PC version is very necessary for solving issues plaguing the animation framework.
The planned release in early April is set to ensure the fact that this version could have a fortnight’s time until access for Naval Strike DLC. We just hope that this does not turn into a never ending wait.… Read the rest
A long and arduous wait is finally over for the fans of the Call of Duty series. Activision and Treyarch revealed more details about their upcoming venture, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Many of the game fans were warming up to the fact that the game forwarded itself well into the future depicting 2025 when soldiers have to combat with a lot of gadgetry which could redefine modern battles. The nasty multiplayer gives an apt preview of such a battle showing a unique setting for such a war. Besides the unique setting, the multiplayer preview shows a rich array of game play churning out at a rate of 60 frames per second. After all, it is not news that they are running the same old engine which is well ahead of its league. But, the graphics although upped from its previous versions faces a tough competition from other FPS games such as Borderlands 2 which do shine out separately. One does prefer the new set of colors that Treyarch is willing to try in this new version. Another fact which is going for the Black Ops 2 is the set of modern weaponry mixed with traditional assault weapons such as hatchet shown in a slick Hollywood-like execution in the trailer.
Also, the game shows some innovative gadgets such as grenades which mess with enemies’ jolting them electrically. It also shows the deployment of a reflector shield which can stun the opponents giving you ample cover to launch an assault and shoot them down. Since the theme of the game does rest on the assault from unmanned weapons operated by a terror faction, the multiplayer seems to be dotted with scenarios where different kinds of quadrotor drones and other air borne machines can change the course of the battle. Bombs can be thrown and detonated using a remote in the assault course. The trailer is given an abrupt ending with a plane doing a Kamikaze on the player but then again the ‘Future could have been Black’ sans the crash as well.
The rewards option is also extensively presented in the trailer showing some new additions in the list of medals and rewards which were a feature of previous games. Tags such as ‘Red Baron’ and ‘Flyswatter’ are part of the kill rewards in this version. The shooting is still the USP of this game play showing different modes of tracing the enemy and making a perfect kill.
Though the multiplayer is a vital element of this Call of Duty edition, it waits to be seen whether it will elevate matters for the game and heighten the anticipation of the fans. After all, the battle still persists between Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and FPS such as Borderlands 2 who will have the advantage of playing with gamer imaginations before the November 13 launch of Black Ops 2.… Read the rest